The university bands at Missouri University of Science and Technology will perform traditional band music in a concert this weekend on the S&T campus. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. The bands will be conducted by Dr. Robert J. Cesario, assistant professor of arts, languages and philosophy.
The Symphonic Band will perform “Emerald Ridge Celebration” by Tom Lazarich, “Chanson for Band” by John Tatgenhorst, “The Case of the Mysterious Stranger” by David R. Holsinger and “Connecticut Valley Festival Overture” by Robert Washburn.
After the intermission, the Wind Symphony will perform “Fanfares and Alleluias, Op. 88” by James Barnes, “Colonial Song” by Percy Aldridge Grainger, “Cityscape I” by David R. Holsinger and “The Lions of North Bridge” by W. Francis McBeth.
“This concert represents works of traditional band literature across a spectrum of nearly 100 years, ranging from Percy Grainger to David Holsinger,” says Cesario. “A particularly appropriate piece for us now is Francis McBeth’s ‘The Lions of North Bridge,’ memorializing the Minutemen, who fought the first battle of our revolutionary war at Concord’s North Bridge, near Boston.”
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for S&T students with a valid student I.D. and youth age 18 and younger. They can be purchased at the door the afternoon of the performance.
For more information, contact Cesario at email@example.com, or call the Missouri S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.